Fret Cutter

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Spend less time filing fret ends!
This is the best tool for trimming the ends off fretwire.

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Fret Cutter

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Fret Cutter for trimming fret ends

After installing new frets, the flush-cut jaws of a fret cutter trim the fret ends.

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Spend less time filing fret ends!
This is the best tool for trimming the ends off fretwire.

A Stewart-MacDonald exclusive, our custom-made steel cutter has improved features you won't find on hardware store nippers.

The jaws are specially hardened for fret work, and they're profiled and flush-ground to cut the wire close to the fretboard. The result is a cleaner cut without pulling the wire, so you'll need to do less filing. Longer rubber-coated handles allow better access to the frets over a guitar body.

1" (25.4mm) jaw width, 8" (203.20mm) length.

Not recommended for use with stainless-steel fretwire.

Essential for fretting
This item is one of seven tools included in our Essential Fretting Tool Kit, a compilation of tools you'll need for the fundamentals of fret work. Kit also includes our book, Fretwork Step By Step by Erick Coleman with Dan Erlewine.

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Fret Cutter

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Essential tool

By Rafpro from Barcelona, spain
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 17, 2013

It is agreeable to work with this tool, precise and clean cut. Very effective!!!!!!!


By Daniele5 from Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 12, 2013

Good tool, really usefull, but the quality is not to the top

Great tool

By monk14 from New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 12, 2012

an essential tool for fretting - trims close and clean


By StringsFromHell from Chile
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 09, 2012

the perfect tool for the job! nothing else to say!

essential tool

By BHSLuthier from Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cheap pliers are not cut, this is different in every way, good edge, flush cuts, . Not wasting time, very good choice ..

yes, its great, but..

By jcs from San Francisco
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I've had my fret cutter for at least 8 years now and I like everyone else here loves this tool, but beware - if you try to cut that cool looking gold fretwire - you'll chip your cutter. I almost cried...

Great tool!

By Rob Hodgson, Wallash guitars from Derbyshire, England
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, October 08, 2012

Very neat cuts are easily obtained, making fretting that little bit quicker. Plus the longer handles mean less effort!

Awesome cutters

By GavinB from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 07, 2012

These save me on fret wire costs as they cut cleanly and without ripping the fret from the fretboard.


By Renato Duarte from Santos - SP - Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 04, 2012

High quality Tool

+tima ferramenta

By Rodrigo Gomes from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 27, 2012

Meus trabalhos spo limpos e precisos.

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